Step Up for Youth and Families During COVID Relief and Recovery
The United Way of Northern Arizona 2021-2023 Grant Application is closed and currently being reviewed by the UWNA Community Investment Volunteers. Award notifications will be sent between June 15-20, 2021
Please check back in 2023 for our open application process
o Early Childhood Development (ages 0-18)
§ Kindergarten Readiness
§ Early Literacy Supports
o Positive Youth Development (ages 0-18)
§ Social-Emotional Well-Being
§ Positive, Supportive Relationships
§ Youth Leadership Development
o Safety and Security (Basic Needs) (All Ages)
§ Safe Shelter
§ Food Security
§ Transportation for referrals/job related
§ Medication Assistance
§ General Support for Basic Needs
In addition to addressing one or more of the services/activities above, in order to be eligible for UWNA funding, an organization must:
· Be located in, and serving residents of, Apache (off-reservation), Coconino, or Navajo County (off-reservation)
· Have current not-for-profit status (501(c)3), for more than 2 years
· File an IRS form 990, including schedule A or 990 EZ, or can document the circumstances under which the 990 filing is waived.
· Be incorporated or chartered under appropriate local, state, or federal statutes
· Abide by federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and anti-terrorism.
· Have an active, preferably locally-based, volunteer board or elected body that meets regularly, makes policy decisions, and holds election of officers.
· Have an administrative structure with defined lines of responsibility, a mission statement, and bylaws
· Submit a current annual audit ($500,000 or above), financial review ($200,000 – $499,999), or the most-recent Board-approved Fiscal Year-End Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Activity comparative to the previous year ($199,999 or below), depending upon the organization’s total revenue
· Submit an organizational chart and list of internal controls
· Provide a current budget for the entire organization
· Have current licenses, certifications, and/or permits, if applicable
April 1, 2021
April 15, 2021
Completed Applications Due by 11:59pm
April – June 2021
Application Review (No Site Visits)
Funding Notification to Applicants via email and EcImpact
July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Funded Contract Period
July 30, 2022
Annual reports Due
This initiative will improve social-emotional development, cognitive language skills, early literacy, mathematics, and science learning while increasing support and knowledge for educators, nonprofits, parents and caregivers. This will help ensure that children meet developmental milestones that lead to success throughout their lives.
This initiative is based on the principles of the 6 C’s, which include confidence, character, connection, competence, caring and contribution. This positive framework will guide our community in organizing services, opportunities and support to assist our young people in reaching their full potential.
Being able to meet basic needs like safe housing and adequate food enables families to move from day-to-day existence to planning for a positive future.
United Way of the Northern Arizona has required grant outcomes for both Impact Grants and Safety-net grants.
Impact Grants – All programs must choose at least one Strengthen Communities – Direct Supports and Services performance measure and at least one Change Lives – Client Outcomes performance measure for reporting purposes.
Impact Areas – Kindergarten Readiness and Early Literacy Supports
Impact Areas – Social-Emotional Well-Being. Positive Supportive Relationships. Youth Leadership Development
Impact Area – Safe Shelter
Impact Area – Food Security
Impact Area – Childcare
Impact Area – Transportation
Impact Area – Medication Assistance